Chapter 6, the Executive Branch, vocabulary

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Presidential succession

the order in which the office of president is to be filled

state of the union address

the speech that sets forth the programs and policies that the president wants Congress to put into effect as laws

foreign policy

the government's plan for interacting with the other countries of the world

diplomacy

the art of interacting with the foreign governments

treaties

a written agreement between the U.S, and other countries

reprieve

to delay the impending punishment or sentence of

pardon

is the forgiveness of a crime and the penalty associated with it.

secretary

a person who is head of an administrative department of government(cabinet member)

attorney general

Head of the Department of Justice

ambassadors

the highest-ranking U.S. representatives in foreign countries

consul

a diplomat appointed by a government to protect its commercial interests and help its citizens in a foreign country

passport

documents that allow U.S. citizens to travel abroad

visas

allows foreigners to come to the U.S.

embassy

a diplomatic building where ambassadors live or work

joint chiefs of staff

the executive agency made up of the highest-ranking officers of the army, navy, and air force

independent agencies

smaller and more focused than departments; mst report to the president

regulatory commission

performs specialized duties and has the power to make rules and bring violators to court

bureacracy

the many departments and agencies in the executive branch of the federal government

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